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Self-knowledge through self-tracking devices: design guidelines for usability and a socio-technical examination from posthumanity perspective

Avcı, Burcu (2015) Self-knowledge through self-tracking devices: design guidelines for usability and a socio-technical examination from posthumanity perspective. [Thesis]

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Abstract

The Digital Era introduces emerging product categories that have evolved around certain habits and concepts. One tendency in the Information Age is recording and storing quantitative and qualitative data based on an individual's life by using ubiquitous computing devices. Such products, bringing self-observation and autobiographical memory capabilities to an extreme level, have the potential to morph human beings by augmenting and altering their self-understanding through presenting previously nonexistent information regarding their lives. The diversity found in this product range is increasing parallel to the growing demand. However, the meaning of these products for human life is rarely discussed. It remains a question whether these personal logs lead to an enriched self-knowledge for their users or not. This thesis aims to investigate the design principles and the influences of self-tracking products and services on daily life within a socio-technical framework in order to establish a connection between selftracking by ubiquitous computing devices and the notion of self-concept.

Item Type:Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lifelogging devices. -- Personal informatics. -- Self-awareness. -- User experience. -- Posthumanity. -- Aktivite takip cihazları. -- Dijital hayat kayıtları. -- Özfarkındalık. -- Kullanıcı deneyimi. -- Posthümanite.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament > NK1160-1590 Decoration and ornament. Design
ID Code:34087
Deposited By:IC-Cataloging
Deposited On:03 Nov 2017 16:27
Last Modified:03 Nov 2017 16:27

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